V. F. Yanukovych
ThePresidentialAdministration
11 BankovaStr., Kyiv 01220
Re: cancellation of veto over
the Law of Ukraine No.3692-VI
dated October 06, 2011
 Open Appeal
 Dear Viktor Fedorovych!
 
On October 27, 2011 the President of Ukraine used his veto over the Law of Ukraine No.3692-VI On Amendments to Article 17-1 of the Law of Ukraine On Electric Power Industry Regarding Improvement of the System of Setting Tariffs for Electricity Produced from Biogas dated October 6, 2011.
 
In our opinion and according to findings of the leading experts in this area, the Law of Ukraine No.3692-VI On Amendments to Article 17-1 of the Law of Ukraine On Electric Power Industry Regarding Improvement of the System of Setting Tariffs for Electricity Produced from Biogas dated October 6, 2011 fully meets the interests of Ukraine, the world trends of energy development, and the conditions of the Kyoto Protocol, it promotes attraction of significant foreign investment, job creation and is one of the elements of Ukrainian laws adaptation to EU standards.
 
In addition, paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of the President’s Proposals do not correspond to the world trends of renewable energy sources development, existing state programs, and instructions of the President of Ukraine.
 
Please note that the Renewable Energy Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine did not provide any calculations to which you refer to in paragraph 1 of the Proposals, and the justification cited in paragraph 4 is in contrary to fact and needs clarification.
 
In this regard, we are asking you to recall the recommendation of the President of Ukraine dated October 27, 2011 for re-consideration of the Law of Ukraine No.3692-VI On Amendments to Article 17-1 of the Law of Ukraine On Electric Power Industry Regarding Improvement of the System of Setting Tariffs for Electricity Produced from Biogas by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
 
The remarks prepared by leading national experts in respect of paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of the Proposals of the President of Ukraine dated October 27, 2011 are attached hereto on 3 sheets.
 
Sincerely,
 
Yury Urbansky,
National Ecological Centre of Ukraine, the Executive Director
 
Andriy Martynyuk, Ecoclub (Rivne), Chairman
 
Arthur Kazarian, GreenWay 2020 Program Manager
 
Dave Young, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, Chairman of the Board
 
Dmytro Chubenko, International Association of Thermoenergetic Companies, President
 
Georgiy Geletukha, Biomass Scientific Engineering Centre, Director
 
Ivan Nadein, the Committee of Ukraine’s Energy Independence, Chairman
 
Mykola Datsenko, Institute for Biomass and Sustainable Development, NGO, Honorary Chairman
 
Natalia Belitser, Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy
 
Oleksandr Mahlona, Novi Horyzonty (New Horizons) Association (Drogobych), President of the Association
 
Oleksandr Stepanenko, Zeleny Svit (Green World) (Chortkiv) NGO, Executive Director
 
Volodymyr Prystupa, Legions of the Earth, Association Children Environmental Organization (Lviv), Chairman
 
Svyatoslav Pavlyuk, Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation PAUCI, Deputy Director
 
Serhiy Sapehin, Psihyeya Scientific and Technical Center, Director
 
Yuri Matveev, Renewable Energy Agency NGO, Deputy Chairman of the Board

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